A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule with two NASA astronauts docked at the International Space Station on Sunday. For the first time in almost a decade, a crewed US spacecraft has accomplished this feat.
"Soft Capture", the moment when the spacecraft makes the first contact and locks into the target vehicle, took place at 10:16 a.m. Eastern Time (1416 GMT).
"Hard Capture" followed a few minutes later when an airtight seal was completed.
On board are astronauts Bob Behnkhen and Doug Hurley, both veterans of the space shuttle program that closed in 2011.
"We are copying that docking is complete," said one member of the crew.
"It's been a real honor to be a small part of this nine-year-old company since a US spacecraft last docked with the International Space Station."
Next, the vestibule between the kite and the International Space Station is pressurized and the hatch opened in about an hour.
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